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> The Q & A Collab!, Lets write something together over a bluesy track!
Kristofer Dahl
post May 4 2015, 12:22 PM
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The Q & A Collab

Something has been lacking in previous collabs!

We have done a great job recording our takes, and with some “mixing magic” we have weaved them together into a final song/ medley.

But I have always wanted to do a collab where we actually write something together. It struck me that the easiest way to do this, is probably by using the so called “call and response” technique. This simply means student A records a first lick and then student B records a second lick after the first lick - and there we have our call and response, or “Q & A”.

For this collab I suggest a really simple backing track in E minor pentatonic:

Attached File  Q_n_A_GMC_collab.mp3 ( 1.05MB ) Number of downloads: 334

As you can hear it's just just a simple rhythm guitar. This will allow us to take the track in any direction we want, depending on the contributions we get.

The track has a very bluesy vibe, but rock licks will work as well. It’s taken from Stephane’s Bottleneck Blues Lesson.

I will be taking part in the Q&A as well - and I am really looking forward to it! biggrin.gif

So how do we kick this off? Record a first lick and upload it here, the idea is then for someone else to record over the file you uploaded. All instruments are welcome (especially guitar! wink.gif )

I will gradually be completing the final track, and everybody will get to follow the development of the end product in this thread.

As soon as we have started getting student takes - we'll also analyse how to approach the backing and the “call and response" technique.

Does anybody want to start this off? cool.gif

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* backing track is in 84 bpm
* no deadline, we’ll just keep going until we have a finished track
* please also send me the "guitar only" file, starting from point 0, without any effects (preferably a wav file)
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Ok my friends - I don't think anyone will object when I say this is probably the most unpredictable collab we have ever done.

And that is the nature of Q & A - you never know what your music pal / band mate will answer. The conversation can land anywhere.

And so it it did.

Ladies & Gentlemen - may I introduce, for the first time ever - 12-bar blues and DEATH REGGAE in the same song:

>>> Download track <<<

Some credit clarifications

00:03 Todd Simpson trading lines with my vocals
01:07 Short reply by Phil
02:55 Laurent (Fzalfa) is back some a hi gain lead, Phil added atmospheri, sustained whammy notes during his take
03:22 Chris S hi gain lead

The very last take (04:16) is by James who found the collab on facebook (he is not a member here - yet wink.gif )

Other credits are sung (or rather barked wink.gif ) by me throughout the track.

Thank you so much, this collab was a blast for me! biggrin.gif
Reason for edit: also send me the "guitar only" file, starting from point 0, without any effects (preferably a wav file)


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Chris S.
post May 4 2015, 10:21 PM
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Who's feeling blue? I AM!!!!

Definitely in cool.gif

First reply but don't wait for me to be the first to upload - it's gonna be a day or two so by all means someone else can go first

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post May 4 2015, 10:28 PM
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QUOTE (Chris S. @ May 4 2015, 11:21 PM) *
Who's feeling blue? I AM!!!!

Definitely in cool.gif

First reply but don't wait for me to be the first to upload - it's gonna be a day or two so by all means someone else can go first


Haha no problem, awesome to hear you're in Chris! biggrin.gif


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post May 5 2015, 12:23 PM
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Looks like we got a first question biggrin.gif

Attached File  Q_n_A_take1.mp3 ( 1.08MB ) Number of downloads: 237


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post May 5 2015, 01:47 PM
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I'm definitely in cool.gif

This could become an epic 10 minute Red House style jam wink.gif

I'm in Spain until Saturday, I've listened to the backing, have some ideas in my head but whether I can get them into my fingers is another thing rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

Great one Kris smile.gif cool.gif


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post May 5 2015, 02:03 PM
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Awesome Phil -can't wait to hear what you come up with! biggrin.gif


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post May 5 2015, 03:39 PM
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Did someone mention a Blues Collab???
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

I'm in!!


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post May 5 2015, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ May 5 2015, 04:39 PM) *
Did someone mention a Blues Collab???
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

I'm in!!


Blues it is!! biggrin.gif (nothing prevents us from turning it to heavy metal though ph34r.gif )


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post May 5 2015, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 5 2015, 02:58 PM) *
Blues it is!! biggrin.gif (nothing prevents us from turning it to heavy metal though ph34r.gif )

Or Death Reggae ohmy.gif


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post May 5 2015, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (Chris S. @ May 5 2015, 05:54 PM) *
Or Death Reggae ohmy.gif


Man we have a plan ph34r.gif


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What about Skate Grind Hip Jazz Core?

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post May 5 2015, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ May 5 2015, 07:54 PM) *
What about Skate Grind Hip Jazz Core?


Oh yeah I'd love to biggrin.gif I am not sure how though


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post May 5 2015, 09:35 PM
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Here is my response to you Kris
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post May 5 2015, 10:04 PM
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like this ?

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-dizy/test-qa-gmc

edit: i do not notice the superize lick....

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-dizy/qa-gmc-test

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post May 6 2015, 06:07 AM
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Time for a bit of Blues Solo!! Sounds fun smile.gif


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post May 6 2015, 07:39 AM
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Here's mine smile.gif Using EZmix2/Guitar Gods for the lead tone. One click and bam! Tone.

https://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/toontrack-ezmix2-blues-solo-using-devin-epic-lead-patch


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post May 6 2015, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (superize @ May 5 2015, 10:35 PM) *
Here is my response to you Kris


Yeah!! Excellent Ize!!

Please send me the guitar only file, starting from point 0, without any effects (preferably a wav file).

QUOTE (fzalfa @ May 5 2015, 11:04 PM) *


aaaand we got a first reply - man you rock! This is going much better/faster than anticipated!!

Can you please send me the the guitar only file for both takes (starting from point 0, without any effects, preferably a wav file.) I think there is some excellent stuff in both of them.

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 6 2015, 08:39 AM) *
Here's mine smile.gif Using EZmix2/Guitar Gods for the lead tone. One click and bam! Tone.

https://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/toontrack-ezmix2-blues-solo-using-devin-epic-lead-patch


Yeah very cool and neatly articulated lines Todd, thanks! Please send me the the guitar only file, starting from point 0, without any effects (preferably a wav file).

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Guys you blew me away with your quick feedback and awesome responses - it feels like we can take this anywhere we want! biggrin.gif


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post May 6 2015, 11:16 AM
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Hi GMC

I'm back from hollyday.... I like concept...
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possible to have a longer BT ?

Laurent


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post May 6 2015, 12:45 PM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ May 6 2015, 01:08 PM) *
possible to have a longer BT ?

Laurent


Yes! But my idea is to develop the backing track gradually - so maybe we will end up with completely replacing the original backing track with drums and other instruments.

Here is the longer version:

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